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  • Martine
  • France
  • 26 Sep 2017, 00:08
Il ne risque plus d'aller sur l'eau.
Frank L Croston.: He is wise, last time it was in the water it was sinking!
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 26 Sep 2017, 00:28
Comprehensively bound to prevent her from escaping through the meadow...
Frank L Croston.: She isn't going anywhere, Ray, a shame as she was a fine craft, I know some of her history.
At least she looks like someone cared at one time...
A nice image, Frank! I like the angle.
Frank L Croston.: Oh I believe someone did, care probably comes at a cost though. On my knees, in the
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 26 Sep 2017, 06:47
You have made its dereliction look very pretty here Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Chris, I always feel sorry for this boat, it once was a lovely thing.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Sep 2017, 06:58
Sailing the field now by the look of it. Perhaps it's a daisy cutter Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Very good,
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Sep 2017, 07:07
Three of us afloat in the meadow by the swing,
Three of us abroad in the basket on the lea.
Winds are in the air, they are blowing in the spring,
And waves are on the meadow like the waves there are at sea
Robert Louis Stevenson
Frank L Croston.: Isn't that lovely, thank you Elisabeth, funnily, the only poem I remember from school concerned a ship. "dirty British coaster with a salt caked smokestack butting through the channel in the mad March days" John Masefield. I think smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Sep 2017, 07:35
Oh, dreaming of some water!
Frank L Croston.: Probably mixed feelings, Philine, not long ago it was almost sunk in the creek....
Gradually blending into the landscape
Frank L Croston.: It looks that way, Bill.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Sep 2017, 08:54
I think that the morning ropes are rather unnecessary; sheets going nowhere quickly. No doubt during her life she's given a lot of pleasure to her users. I like its final rating place and your point of view.
Frank L Croston.: Well as I explained to Mary the stern is hanging over the creek, and at high tides, if able, she could float, which is how she got here. Thanks, Alan
The boats in Porto Pollenca cost a bit more than this one, when are you back.
Frank L Croston.: Well thats because no-one has any money in Thornton...So I'm told smile
I come back on the 8th oct, and may emerge later that week, put the kettle on.
The way it is still tied is so odd. Great find.
Frank L Croston.: Well you can't see from this shot but the stern is hanging over the creek which at low tide is about 8 or 9ft down, at very high tides she would be afloat, if she still does float! One time she was very low in the water, possibly resting on her keel, here's a pic'
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 26 Sep 2017, 13:24
Nothing escapes your eye! You find the most interesting things to shoot....I like the composition here a lot.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Bonnie, thats kind of you to say, I'm glad you like it.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Sep 2017, 13:57
Put out to grass alas. A lovely image Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Alas indeed, Anne. Thank you, she's an old favourite.
Sad to see a fine old vessel end up like this.
Frank L Croston.: It is, Brian, it was probably a dream gone wrong.
she could use a bit of paint over the winter Frank.... good find ans a great composition....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: I'm afraid she needs more than a bit of paint, Peter. Thank you.

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